Saturday, February 27, 2010
Whatcha doing today? We are headed out to play in the snow a bit. Obsessing about some bouquets for next week, a special photo shoot is happening. Some shots of the studio - I really need a new camera. Have a great weekend!
Friday, February 26, 2010
It's always a treat to see the professional photos from a wedding job. Newlyweds Emily and Patrick just sent me theirs. The wedding was in NYC last June. They requested saturated reds and oranges. I love how they pop on the aqua dresses. Enjoy some color on this snowy day, again. Photos by A.E. Fletcher Photography
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
So let's say you are invited to be a guest at a dear friend's wedding AND you are doing the flowers. Let's suppose the wedding is about a 2 hour drive away. What do you make that is simple, unique, won't wilt and is easy to put together? Something that will allow you time to check into your hotel, rest and get all spiffy for your friend's happy nuptials? Well, may I suggest you "Go Faux". Ashley was wed a few weekends ago. When I spotted this amazing coppery feather wreath in the market around Christmas time I knew exactly what to do. I snagged a dozen of them, some glitter dusted branches, pussy willow and pheasant feathers. Mercury glass candle holders, some pine cones and ta da! Once it was all lit up it was super magical. I hung a simple metal house number on the lip of the tallest vase to indicate the tables. Her mom drove all the materials up to the venue a week before the big day. All I had to do was bring the fresh flower bouquets with me that morning. Once Ashley and Jeff get back from South East Asia (so jealous!) I will share the professional photos.
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Thank goodness for flowers because this morning was horrendous. Cranky kid made it hard to get out of the house on time. No umbrella (where do all our umbrella go!?) in the pouring rain made for a soaked walk to school. Much cajoling to get Littlest Pheasant into her classroom (I bribed with cookies, I admit it). A bazillion of details in my head from flower work to household chores and not enough time. *breathe*
But I made a pretty little window display with leftovers yesterday. That I made time for. People have been pushing their noses up against the window on this gloomy day. Thank goodness for flowers.
Monday, February 22, 2010
Good morning everyone! Here is a very juicy and yummy bouquet for you this sunny February day. Poppies, jasmine, black beauty roses, purple tulips, mini green hydrangea, aslepia, hypericum berries, ferns, sweet pea and ranunculus. Can't wait to see the professional photos! Have a good one.
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Deep burgundy ranunculus, black beauty roses, scabiosa, purple clematis, geranium, dusty miller, tulips, callas hydrangea and and some white stringy fuzzy stuff (forgot the name). For a wedding Saturday at F.E.A.S.T at Round Hill. The colors looked fabulous against the bride's maids teal dresses. The bride was glowing. Can't wait to show you the professional images!
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
There are many wonderful blogs out there. I am drawn to the kind that are written by women who are tending and mending their own visions. The blogs that seem personal and unique, ones that do more then just promote their astonishing goods but create a true sense of place and are full of personality. Such a blog belongs to Liane at Enhabiten. Do you know her work and blog? If not, it's worth taking a look. Liane hand makes pillows and other fabric goods with vintage fabric. Everything has a worn and loved feeling. Her blog is a great read, a wonderful mix of her photography, fashion, art, home decor, film, music and anything else that catches her eye. I always find inspiring work and prose there. Thank you Liane!
Sunday, February 7, 2010
The bride for this winter wedding came to me with 2 large vintage doctor bags and asked I arrange flowers using them as the vessels. I believe her dad or grandpa are doctors. Once I decided on using this amazing eucalyptus branch and twisty willow it came together. The whole affair had a "British Colonel" design feel. I loved the mossy olive green, deep plum and antique gold color palette.
Friday, February 5, 2010
Hello folks. Sorry I have not posted flower photos lately. I realize that's why ya'll come here. But I promise I will have some soon. I have a wedding tomorrow at the Prospect Park Picnic House. It will a winter wonderland all covered in snow. In the meantime I post these photos from it's mary ruffle. And simply ask, who do I need to kill in order to have a kitchen like this one day?
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
I have been home since Sunday with a sick little girl. My poor little bunny has her first winter cold. Between baking oatmeal cookies and making Valentine's cards, I have been planning my upcoming weddings. I can't wait to get my hands on flowers again. I was thumbing through a garden seed catalogue and dreaming of what I would plant if I had space. I know for sure I would plant hollyhocks. They are so spectacular. I like that they are kinda old fashion and a little bit country. I would love just one cut and placed in a tall vase. Perfection. Who out there has a garden? What do you plant?